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Filmmaking as Therapy with the Danish Masters

cacb3995 - wrote on 04/03/2018

In 1967 danish director Jorgen Leth directed a short film titled The Perfect Human. In 2003 this documentary was released, where he was challenged by fellow danish filmmaker Lars von Trier to remake this film five times, each time with a different “obstruction” chosen by von Trier. The obstructions were as follows: 1) the new Perfect Human must be shot in Cuba, with no sets and no shot should be longer than 12 frames; 2) the film should be shot in the worst place in the world that Leth can imagine (as a challenge to Leth’s sense of ethics) and he himself should play the man in the film; 3) the short is to be remade with complete freedom (artistic liberty can also be a limitation); 4) the film must be a cartoon; and 5) the film is to be remade by von Trier, but Leth is to be …

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